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Apr 7, 2012 8:33 PM

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I.G never fails to amaze
dammit, area no kishi deserved better animators
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Apr 7, 2012 8:51 PM

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Tenchi_Ryu said:
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Kuroko will be stronger I know that.

Why does he need to get stronger? He's fine the way he is. He makes his team better by facilitating his teammates good shots. He has a role, and he takes advantage of it, and in turn, it makes his teammates better.

You don't have to be Michael Jordan on the court in order to play well.

He missed an OPEN lay-up.

I'm sorry, but you don't have to be Michael Jordan in order to make one of those.
 
Apr 7, 2012 9:29 PM

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Really interesting, it's quite different from the sport animes that I had seen. I'm very looking forward to watch the next episode.

 
Apr 7, 2012 9:55 PM

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I agree, this has been the best pilot of the Spring season so far.
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Apr 7, 2012 10:54 PM

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Really glad this turned out well, I liked it much more than the first episode of Medaka. Will keep watching.
 
Apr 7, 2012 11:04 PM
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I love basketball so I'll definitely be watching this...This show's got potential
 
Apr 7, 2012 11:41 PM

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to bad i read the manga since ch 50 but stopped when saw the adaptation but still read random chapters :O now i know what happens but still was a great first episode really enjoyed
the animation was pretty good and lol i like the blue hair kid :O
i have a high expectation and so far didn't made me doubt
hope will keep it like this
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Apr 8, 2012 12:01 AM
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walla said:
Really glad this turned out well, I liked it much more than the first episode of Medaka. Will keep watching.

what the hell Medaka doing here? it's a completely different genre. And it's shit, anyway, Gainax can't do anything good these days
 
Apr 8, 2012 12:07 AM

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walla said:
Really glad this turned out well, I liked it much more than the first episode of Medaka. Will keep watching.

what the hell Medaka doing here? it's a completely different genre. And it's shit, anyway, Gainax can't do anything good these days

They are both WSJ manga which got anime adaption this spring, that's why it's here.
 
Apr 8, 2012 12:16 AM

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Ya this was a really good first episode. I think I'm going to like this one a lot for a sports themed show.
 
Apr 8, 2012 12:52 AM
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Ame_Sama said:
Artego32rus said:
walla said:
Really glad this turned out well, I liked it much more than the first episode of Medaka. Will keep watching.

what the hell Medaka doing here? it's a completely different genre. And it's shit, anyway, Gainax can't do anything good these days

They are both WSJ manga which got anime adaption this spring, that's why it's here.

like I said, Medaka is shit. Kuroko is the only normal anime of the season
 
Apr 8, 2012 1:20 AM

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Tenchi_Ryu said:
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Kuroko will be stronger I know that.

Why does he need to get stronger? He's fine the way he is. He makes his team better by facilitating his teammates good shots. He has a role, and he takes advantage of it, and in turn, it makes his teammates better.

You don't have to be Michael Jordan on the court in order to play well.

He missed an OPEN lay-up.

I'm sorry, but you don't have to be Michael Jordan in order to make one of those.

Who cares...I wouldn't be losing any sleep at night at the fact he can't shoot, but he can make every other player on the team shoot damn good. Good enough for me.
 
Apr 8, 2012 1:41 AM

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This was bloody amazing.
 
Apr 8, 2012 1:51 AM

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I'm completely caught up on the manga and this adaptation is fucking amazing. I'll be sad if it's only a 12 or 13 episode anime.

This was the anime I was anticipating the most for this season. Period.

And it did not disappoint.

Can't wait to see Kuroko use



And hopefully they animate far enough to show Kuroko learn



Oh, and as other people have said in this discussion, the music was fucking awesome too. The OP and the song that played during the game against the 2nd years were standouts for me.
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:02 AM
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Am i the only one who laughed at this? xD
Nay, I too laughed at that along so many other things...

Anyway, I'm sorry I don't share everyone's hype but I found this too ridiculous. I rarely try sports anime so I don't know what to expect but I certainly didn't think there would be supernatural abilities... and over dramatic narrations XD... Well, at least I can say it gave me a good laugh.

Perhaps I'll enjoy better the next episodes now that I know not to take this seriously.
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Apr 8, 2012 2:09 AM

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Tenchi_Ryu said:
Homolust said:
Tenchi_Ryu said:
Blackbird said:
Kuroko will be stronger I know that.

Why does he need to get stronger? He's fine the way he is. He makes his team better by facilitating his teammates good shots. He has a role, and he takes advantage of it, and in turn, it makes his teammates better.

You don't have to be Michael Jordan on the court in order to play well.

He missed an OPEN lay-up.

I'm sorry, but you don't have to be Michael Jordan in order to make one of those.

Who cares...I wouldn't be losing any sleep at night at the fact he can't shoot, but he can make every other player on the team shoot damn good. Good enough for me.

It's an area of his game that he should improve on in order to be a good player. It doesn't matter if he's a good passer. Once the opposing team realize that he doesn't have a jump shot, not even a lay-up for that matter, they will not put any pressure in defending him and they can easily double team any other player on his team denying them the ball. It's a double edged sword really.

Now, once he does develop an offensive game (Hell, once he learns how to DRIBBLE the ball), then he'll be a legit good player. Which I hope he does. He IS the main character after all. I'm hoping that the time comes that he'll have to either make an impossible pass off the dribble or a clutch shot to win the game.
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:13 AM

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LOVE THIS ANIME ALREADY!!!
 
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Homolust said:
Tenchi_Ryu said:
Homolust said:
Tenchi_Ryu said:
Blackbird said:
Kuroko will be stronger I know that.

Why does he need to get stronger? He's fine the way he is. He makes his team better by facilitating his teammates good shots. He has a role, and he takes advantage of it, and in turn, it makes his teammates better.

You don't have to be Michael Jordan on the court in order to play well.

He missed an OPEN lay-up.

I'm sorry, but you don't have to be Michael Jordan in order to make one of those.

Who cares...I wouldn't be losing any sleep at night at the fact he can't shoot, but he can make every other player on the team shoot damn good. Good enough for me.

It's an area of his game that he should improve on in order to be a good player. It doesn't matter if he's a good passer. Once the opposing team realize that he doesn't have a jump shot, not even a lay-up for that matter, they will not put any pressure in defending him and they can easily double team any other player on his team denying them the ball. It's a double edged sword really.

Now, once he does develop an offensive game (Hell, once he learns how to DRIBBLE the ball), then he'll be a legit good player. Which I hope he does. He IS the main character after all. I'm hoping that the time comes that he'll have to either make an impossible pass off the dribble or a clutch shot to win the game.


If they animate enough of the manga, trust me, you will not be disappointed.
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:21 AM

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MAN i'm normally not a sports fan little own a anime sports fan and with Area no Kishi being the latest one i've watched i kinda lost faith in the genre But holy hell was this a good first episode i really hope this goes on for more then 12 episode.

and Tigia's a friggin beast
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:23 AM

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I'm loving it so far. Does anyone know if any fansub group is doing this?
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:51 AM

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Much better than expected. A positive light to a bunch of "shitty" anime this season.

Thumbs up.
 
Apr 8, 2012 3:50 AM

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AWESOME,never thought basketball would be this interesting.
 
Apr 8, 2012 4:08 AM

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Awesome ! my favorite first episode this season for now !

I liked both Kuroko and Taiga .. especially Kuroko

impressive animation for passing and "catchy" music that is very suited to this type of anime

Can't wait to see the other "generation of miracles" players already !

opening was really great too : )
 
Apr 8, 2012 4:22 AM

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MUCH better than expected.
 
Apr 8, 2012 4:46 AM

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To be honest, i hesitated a little in starting this sow. I mean, how can Basketball be interesting at all? im more into the fantasy stuff.

But im glad i did end up watching it. The artork was amazing, and it has it's funny parts too. Im also left curious about the character's backstory. Why is kuroko a so called, "Shadow"?

And Kuroko/Kagami is now my new OTP of this show :D

 
Apr 8, 2012 4:59 AM

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Ame_Sama said:
Artego32rus said:
walla said:
Really glad this turned out well, I liked it much more than the first episode of Medaka. Will keep watching.

what the hell Medaka doing here? it's a completely different genre. And it's shit, anyway, Gainax can't do anything good these days

They are both WSJ manga which got anime adaption this spring, that's why it's here.
Not to mention Ono Yuki is playing both main characters(Zenkichi and Kagami).

And been following this since chapter 1 and I'm impressed with this episode.
Pretty solid start. Will get some time to get used to the voices as always.
Seeing the OP with Kise, Midorima and *gasp* Aomine, I'm pretty sure this would be 2-cour or long running.
Can't wait to see them face off with the GoM.
 
Apr 8, 2012 5:07 AM

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I've been waiting really unpatiently for this ever since I've read the manga <3
The first episode was awesome, I love everything (the animation, art, voices, OP & ED) <3<3<3
I think everything was completely the same as in the manga as far as I can remember ^^
I really hope this will be a long one ^^
Even though I know what happens next, I can't wait for the next episode <3<3<3
 
Apr 8, 2012 7:17 AM

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I love every bit of Kuroko (because I like Ono Kensho)!
I think this would be a good sport anime, let's see if it would beats Oofuri and Giant Killing! <3
 
Apr 8, 2012 7:29 AM

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I love every bit of Kuroko (because I like Ono Kensho)!
I think this would be a good sport anime, let's see if it would beats Oofuri and Giant Killing! <3


If you're looking for realism in your sports anime, then I can already tell you that you'll be disappointed.
 
Apr 8, 2012 8:06 AM
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I see where this is going :) Very good first ep, I will continue watching. 5/5

Only thing that's hard about watching another Basketball anime is that I can't cheer for Shohoku anymore :')
 
Apr 8, 2012 8:13 AM

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Think this is my first basket series, but I gotta say I really, really liked this first episode.
Definitely the best surprise of this Spring yet.
 
Apr 8, 2012 8:37 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I'm going to go ahead and say that this adaptation was absolutely amazing and it's only on the first episode. The soundtrack was pure awesomeness, no complaints about the animation in fact I praise it, great opening and ending and above all else it was faithful to the manga throughout the entire episode.

5/5.
Hell yeah. I dont have one bad word to say about this first episode. Awesome VA.Great soundtrack. Fluid animatoin. And like you said. It actually follows the manga to the dot.
 
Apr 8, 2012 9:52 AM
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No poll? Good episode. That practice between the first and second year students was kind of intense.
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Apr 8, 2012 10:03 AM

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Looks like it's going to be a great series, seeing as how I really enjoy sports anime/manga in general, I also just started reading this manga. I laughed so hard when Riko made everyone strip for her in this episode...lol.
 
Apr 8, 2012 11:47 AM

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O_o
No fanservice? well, at least no fanservice for guys ^^ (if topless bishounen count as fanservice of girls! ^o^) +1
No mini-skirt big boobs coach !! +1
No moe girls players! +1
No stupids girls for fanservice only around (well, at least in ep1) +1
No junior high players looking as adults (ie Prince of Tennis, even if I liked the anime it's still disturbing to think there are less than 14!!) but players looking around their age +1
Comedy +1
Probably (hope?) no stupid drama (ie Area no Kishi) +1
Restaurant chat +1
Bishounen ^_^ +1
Probably a lot of good doujins +1

... 10/10? maybe just because I fell refresh after the horrible moe/ecchi fanservice I saw before!
This season is really not as bad as I thought! (even if there is no shounen-ai series, again -_-)
Uchuu Kyoudai, Kuroko no Basket, Sakamichi no Apollon (still waiting for it, but josei = big hope!), Shirokuma Cafe (funny for now), Kimi to Boku 2 (fell even better than the first season), Furusato Saisei (cute and can help me of my lessons)
 
Apr 8, 2012 12:29 PM

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For some reason it didn't show that there was already a topic for this...and there doesn't seem to be a poll here?

Anyway, I don't have much to say because it was quite like the manga. I did like all of the voices!

And this:

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Apr 8, 2012 12:48 PM
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I really liked this first episode and it felt pretty fast for me. I haven't watched many sports animes - this being my
second.

My first was Area no Kishi which I like. But I'm a bigger fan of basketball than soccer.

Watching this makes me want to read the manga now. Does anyone know where to buy it or if it can be found online? I hope there's a translation for it.


 
Apr 8, 2012 2:06 PM

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Watched the first episode and I already want more.
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:16 PM

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Panaru said:
Kurini said:
I love every bit of Kuroko (because I like Ono Kensho)!
I think this would be a good sport anime, let's see if it would beats Oofuri and Giant Killing! <3


If you're looking for realism in your sports anime, then I can already tell you that you'll be disappointed.


Oh... ... but that's fine! I don't think I mind now that I'm aware of it! :D
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:31 PM

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OH MY GOD

I've been waiting so long for this anime and SO glad I decided to watch it! The music, the OST, the art, EVERYTHING is amazing. It gets you SO pumped.

Very nice first episode!
 
Apr 8, 2012 2:47 PM

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It's honestly ridiculous how much I enjoyed that.
 
Apr 8, 2012 3:37 PM
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Holy shit I was expecting it to be good but not this good. This is so much more satisfying than Ro-Kyu-Bu in more ways than one, even that statement is a joke as this is so much better. It's not often I pick out an OST but the first years vs. second years game had the best pump up tune. Also the rather good basketball action is fantastic, Kuroko's passes and Kagami's beastmode are just superb. Can't wait for more episodes!
 
Apr 8, 2012 6:29 PM

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As a basketball player, i really liked this. great portrayal of an essential passer on the team.
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Apr 8, 2012 6:38 PM

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^_^'' Given I'm NOT a sports anime fan whatsoever... This should prove to be an interesting and completely unbiased watch.

So far, after watching for about... five minutes, I like the opening theme, and I like the voices for the characters.
-0.0 Taiga is... VERY tall. Reminds me of my boyfriend. T.T Scary. But so awesome looking! And his voice is awesome!
-I LOVE RIKO SO MUCH ALREADY! "Now, you guys... D< TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRTS!" XD I can see myself in her!
-Kuroko... <3 Can I take him home with me? He won't be invisible! He's not like every other shonen guy I'VE seen.
"Aiming for the mark takes precision, balance, and patience."

....Screw that, let's shoot the damn thing!
 
Apr 8, 2012 7:49 PM

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Awesome OP and ED, excellent animation/adaptation, I'm quite a fan of the manga so seeing Kuroko's misdirection animated was something I've been waiting for years *w* seiyuus are just perfect, lovin' 'em voices.
Only thing I didn't like was...

do they intend to keep the same ED for that long?? Or do they really intend to rush the series that much?? He first appeared in ch 74 ._.



 
Apr 8, 2012 7:54 PM

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What a wonderful first episode! I'm considering reading this after the anime finishes up, though I hope it won't be only 12 or 13 episodes as stated...?
 
Apr 8, 2012 8:17 PM

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Oh my god. I loved every single thing about this. Yes, yes, yes.
 
Apr 8, 2012 8:44 PM

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This series gets off to a really good start :)

 
Apr 9, 2012 12:03 AM

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To be honest, i hesitated a little in starting this sow. I mean, how can Basketball be interesting at all? im more into the fantasy stuff.

Don't knock it cause you might not like it...basketball is very entertaining for some people.
 
Apr 9, 2012 6:04 AM

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This is the first sport anime I've ever watched and I am impressed :) I don't care for basketball but I think this could make me change my mind :p

Kuroko is so interesting >~<
I love the coaches ability!
And cute moment when Kuroko missed and American boy saved the day.

I sense a long series coming along???
 
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